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South Africa: Regulation, regulation, regulation

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 Sep 2013

After years of intense regulatory developments in South Africa, the government is yet to tighten its grip on accountants and likely to set up.... read more

Tax-Mex’ revolution: Mexico prepares for fiscal reform

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 26 Jul 2013

The Mexican profession’s efforts to modernise the national tax system seem to be backed by new President Enrique Peña Nieto. Gundi Jeffrey.... read more

Australia survey: Advance Australia Fair

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 26 Jun 2013

It’s been another eventful year for accountants in Australia, with changes to the transfer pricing regime, proposed amendments to licensing and new.... read more

Country report: Netherlands creates a new vision

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 7 Jun 2013

The Dutch have blazed a trail in Europe with their dramatic regulatory reform. The Accountant reports on an eventful year which has seen a new.... read more

US country report: A new era for the US

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 30 Apr 2013

Changes are afoot as a new era of partnerships, alliances and strategies emerge for the major forces in the US accounting and audit professions..... read more

Germany report: Institutes lobby hard in EU’s largest market

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 5 Apr 2013

Paul Golden reports on some of the issues and challenges faced by the German accounting profession and talks to leaders of the country’s accounting.... read more

Canada report: Strength through merger

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 5 Apr 2013

The Canadian accounting profession continued to work through much of the same issues during 2012 as the previous year. Gundi Jeffrey reports on the.... read more

World report 2012: A year of worldwide innovation

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 1 Mar 2013

It has been an interesting year for the accounting profession with integrated reporting taking centre stage as regulatory debates on audit play out.... read more

France report: Fighting an audit revolution

  • Author: Nick Huber
  • Published: 31 Jan 2013

In the past year, France has dealt with a slowing economy and rising unemployment, but the country’s accounting profession remains buoyant due to a.... read more

Brazil report: Strength in numbers

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 18 Dec 2012

Despite an unexpectedly tough economic outlook, Brazil’s accounting profession has enjoyed continued growth in the number of accountants qualifying.... read more

Ireland report: Light at the end of the tunnel

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 3 Dec 2012

Ireland’s economy remains in difficulty and the country’s professional accounting bodies have stepped up support efforts for members. While the.... read more

UK report: Swimming against the current

  • Author: The Accountant
  • Published: 29 Oct 2012

The UK’s economic outlook has turned bleak as International Monetary Fund forecasters predict the economy will now shrink by 0.6% in 2012 and not.... read more

Country report: India

  • Author: Swati Prasad
  • Published: 26 Sep 2012

Despite the slowdown in the Indian economy and the much talked-about paralysis in its policy-making system, the country’s two accounting institutes.... read more

Country report: South Africa

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 30 Aug 2012

Despite a raft of anticipated regulation on the back of a newly signed Companies Act, South Africa’s institutes have seen little change in the past.... read more

Country report: Mexico

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 24 Jul 2012

Mexico’s accounting profession has been working on a number of initiatives in the past year, from implementing IFRS and improving audit quality.... read more

Country report: Australia

  • Author: Carolyn Canham
  • Published: 4 Jul 2012

Australia’s accounting bodies have been working on ambitious growth plans and expanding their membership in the past year. But while there has been.... read more

Country report: The Netherlands

  • Author: Sara Perria
  • Published: 12 Jun 2012

Already in deep water due to economic uncertainty and the eurozone crisis, accounting in the Netherlands has been further hampered by a regulatory.... read more

Country survey: United States

  • Author: TA editorial
  • Published: 9 May 2012

Financial reporting in the US seems to come under greater scrutiny with each passing year. For the American institutes, it’s a case of striving to.... read more

Country Survey: Canada

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

Canada’s three professional accounting bodies have been busy contending not only with merger negotiations spanning multiple jurisdictions and.... read more

Country survey: Germany

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

Germany’s accounting profession has seen less regulatory change in the past year. But with the reorganisation of its standard-setting body and a.... read more

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